The Official Firefighter Challenge, with its more than 30-year rich history of serving the fire service, is coming to Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 29-31, 2022.
Presented by Meijer, this job-related, skills-based course is open to ALL firefighters regardless of where they are in their fitness journey.
The Challenge annually attracts hundreds of municipal fire departments at more than 25 locations.
The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession’s rigors to the public.
Wearing “full bunker gear” and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. “victim” as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.
What: The Official Firefighter Challenge
When: July 29-31, 2022
Where: Calder Plaza (Grand Rapids, Michigan)